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About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a nonprofit on a mission to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of high-quality instructional and practice resources that empowers learners and the teachers who support them. Whether they’re studying metaphors, mitosis, Marbury v. Madison, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything.
Khan Academy is looking for passionate software engineers to help change the world. We’ve built a talented development team with engineers from a variety of backgrounds. Our team includes industry leaders from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Intuit, as well as folks from tiny startups and developers from non-traditional backgrounds. Together, we’re a team that is deeply invested in your future. We believe that no organization will be as invested in developing you as a professional.
About the Role
As an Engineer at Khan Academy, you'll help learners build mastery regardless of where they are, and regardless of whether they are accessing Khan on the browser, on Android, or on iOS. You’ll create new, impactful ways for teachers and students to use online learning in the classroom. You’ll work on the content creation and translation tools that we rely on to expand our library of world-class educational content and bring it to an international audience. You'll help build cutting-edge infrastructure to enable students of all backgrounds to succeed on high-stakes assessments like the SAT and LSAT. Ultimately, you'll be part of helping millions of learners around the world unlock their full potential.
What you'll do:
Take on world-changing challenges guided by our Engineering Principles – some of which have never been solved before.
Work on code that is used by millions of monthly active learners from all over the 🌍.
Model problems, then design, write, test and release code to solve them!
Collaborate with your peers via code reviews to level up yourself and others, to improve your ability to provide effective feedback, and to achieve higher quality code.
Ship products with a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, analysts and product managers.
Contribute to open source! We ❤️ open source, and we give back to the community whenever we can.
Develop accessible web products that are joyful for users of all ability types.
You can read about our latest work on our Engineering Blog. A few highlights:
At least 5 years experience building world-class product experiences for an interactive web-app
Strong technical project management skills, as our Senior Software Engineers often lead projects.
Experience building and maintaining complex software. You’ll join us in writing clean, maintainable software that solves hard problems. You’ll write testable, quality code. You’ll push the team and the mission forward with your contributions.
Strong communication, thoughtfulness, and desire to give and receive regular feedback
Empathy for learners around the world. You love learning and are excited about helping others learn to love learning. You’re motivated to learn new things and share what you learn with the world.
Excitement about helping Khan Academy bring a free, world-class education to the world.
You don't need:
About our benefits
We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team extremely well!
Highly competitive salaries and annual bonuses
Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time
Generous parental leave
Flexible work and time-off schedules to encourage work-family balance and holidays
Delicious catered lunch daily plus lots of snacks and beverages
Great location: short walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View.
Awesome team events, on-sites and off-sites, company parties and BBQs, and weekly board game nights
A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant
The ability to improve real lives and the opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education
Affinity groups where parents, Black and Latinx, women and gender minorities, and LGBTQ+ identified folks support one another
And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life
How to apply:
Attach your resume to the job posting on our Khan Careers page
Briefly describe your experience building backend web services that deal with large volumes of requests per second.
Address the following prompt in the space provided below: We believe that reaching all learners requires a team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team’s experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives - whether personal, professional, academic, or in your own classroom - would contribute to the diversity of our team and our ability to understand and address the needs of all learners.
Links to projects or previous work. We especially like living, breathing projects, demos, or commentaries on your work. Please don’t just send code – show or tell us why you wrote it, what it’s for, what you like about it, how it helps someone, etc. No project is too small if it’s something you care about. If you're feeling especially creative feel free to include a link to a project that you've built on our programming platform.
If you’d like to provide a more traditional cover letter addressing your interest in KA (in addition to the diversity-based response), please feel free to attach that below.
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Who we are
The current system of credit, based on bureau data, is deeply unfair, penalising people who live in lower income areas, people who are new to the country or customers who have used high risk products in the past (such as payday loans). Koyo was founded in 2018, on the principle that everyone should have access to affordable credit regardless of where they are from, where they live, or types of credit that have used.
Many seeking credit are charged excessive fees and interest rates for borrowing that cause financial problems, rather than solve them. We’re changing all that.
Koyo uses innovative technology to offer fairly priced credit to millions of UK customers. We’re based in London, with global ambitions. Koyo is backed by leading venture capital funds (the same funds that backed the likes of Revolut, Transferwise and others) and some of the most reputable angel investors in the UK. Join us, and help put an end to predatory financial firms and be part of an exciting and rewarding journey.
Our story so far
In 2016, Thomas, the founder of Koyo moved to the UK and found accessing credit to be difficult if not impossible. This is because his credit history did not follow him from his home country. He realised that having an imperfect credit history affects millions of people who are new to the country, but also people who have failed to build a credit history in the UK more generally. In September 2018 we raised our first round of venture funding and have since raised further debt and equity funding from VCs and private investors. Our team consists of eight online lending professionals in tech, risk and marketing.
What you’ll be doing:
You will be working in a small fully distributed tech team, led by our experienced CTO, in developing the early versions of our lending product and our back office.
The front end is a React/Redux webapp. The backend is primarily in Kotlin using Spring Boot and exposes a REST/JSON API. We use Google pub/sub for async messaging.
On the infrastructure side, we are using Docker orchestrated with Kubernetes on GCP. Terraform is used to define the infrastructure as code. Source code and CI/CD is with GitLab. Gitlab is also used to manage the backlog and our light-weight Kanban process.
Entrepreneurial and excited about working at an early stage startup.
Confident in taking a lead role in front-end development - from the UX/UI, through to cutting the code and tests.
You are passionate about building products that are differentiated by the user experience. But you are also pragmatic – time to market is key.
You have a growth mindset: You’re excited to learn new things every day and have a passion to inspire and grow.
Beneficial but not essential: experience in the lending space (or fintech).